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Front end creaking noise

Noise when making left or right turns while moving or stitting still. Just had struts and springs and mounts replaced now I have this noise

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That creaking noise that you speak of. Are your upper and lower ball joints. The grease in them has dried up. One quick solution for a temporary fix is to get a lube job. And to fix the problem completely. Would be to replace the upper and lower ball joints.

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Have your rack and pinion steering unit checked. Here is a very good video that will help you understand rack and pinion. The creaking noise is likely from the grease in the joints that pivot when you turn your wheels.
How to replace power steering rack and pinion on 2005 Pontiac Grand...

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SOURCE: clunk noise from front left suspension

My guess is a strut bushing/bearing, but have your front end checked out by good shop to make sure it isn't something else more dangerous.

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they need replacing , when doing so change both sides

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If your replacing it with a quick strut which is the spring,mount, and strut assembly then a spring compressor is not required.If replacing just the mounts then definitely a spring compressor is required. Please use extreme caution when compressing and removing strut assemblies as the springs maintain alot of pressure on them.

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I suggest that you take the area apart and see what is loose, or worn out. The most suspect items are wheel bearings, and brake pads worn out.

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ISSUE: Some 2000-2004 Focus vehicles may exhibit a front end creaking, crunching, grinding and/or rattling noise from the front suspension while driving at slow speeds, over bumps, and/or while turning.
ACTION: Noise, vibration, harness (NVH) conditions may originate from many areas. A thorough inspection of the front suspension is necessary to determine the cause. To service, refer to the following Service Procedure and inspect the suggested areas first.
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    1. Firmly grasp the links and shake them - both along the direction of the link and transverse to the link orientation in the inboard/outboard vehicle direction. If looseness is felt continue on to Step 2b, if no looseness is felt continue on to Step 3.
    2. Inspect the link end joints. If they do not appear severely corroded, torque the nuts (use anti-rotation feature to prevent ball joint damage) to 50 N-m (36 lb-ft), and repeat Step 2a. If links still feel loose after tightening or if the joint shows evidence of severe corrosion, replace the link (YS4Z-5K484-AA).
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